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Eleasa Martin (1909 - 1980)

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Eleasa Martin
1909 - 1980
Born
December 31, 1909
Death
September 1980
Last Known Residence
Teaneck, Bergen County, New Jersey 07666
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Eleasa Martin of Teaneck, Bergen County, New Jersey was born on December 31, 1909, and died at age 70 years old in September 1980.
Updated: October 5, 2011
Biography ID: 15530267

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Eleasa Martin passed away at age 70 years old in September 1980. Eleasa Martin of Teaneck, Bergen County, New Jersey was born on December 31, 1909.

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Eleasa Martin lived 1 years shorter than the average Martin family member when they died at the age of 70.
The average age of a Martin family member is 71.
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In 1909, in the year that Eleasa Martin was born, the New York Times published the first movie review. It was a report on D.W. Griffith's movie "Pippa Passes" also called "The Song of Conscience", a silent film. The review said that this work was moving away from "lurid material that attracted the wrath of censors and concerned citizens and toward more respectable ends. The movie was the story of a young female factory worker, on her day off, wandering and singing - thus changing the hearts of those around her towards good.

In 1931, when this person was 22 years old, in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1944, at the age of 35 years old, Eleasa was alive when on June 22nd, the Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, called the G.I. Bill, was signed into law, pushed through by the veteran's organizations. Benefits provided for veterans to return to school (high school, vocational school, or college), obtain low interest home mortgages and low interest business loans, and (if needed) one year of unemployment insurance. Since most returning vets immediately found work, less than 20% of the unemployment benefits were distributed.

In 1962, by the time this person was 53 years old, on October 1st, African-American James H. Meredith, escorted by federal marshals, registered at the University of Mississippi - becoming the first African-American student admitted to the segregated college. He had been inspired by President Kennedy's inaugural address to apply for admission.

In 1980, in the year of Eleasa Martin's passing, on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

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